Spring Semester 2020: Supplemental Teaching Payments

General Instructions

Processing Aids, Contacts, Payroll Deadlines and other useful information is posted on the Payroll website.

Powerpoint notes on the layout and use of Chartfields on the S-contract and Grad Non-Contract Pay forms are also available.

Faculty (regular and adjunct), Exempt Staff and Graduate Students

All instructional staff except for graduate students must be paid on the PeopleSoft UD web forms S-contract. All instructional graduate students must be paid on a GNCP. Before a form can be made, the instructor must be an active employee in the HR system. If they are new employees a HR Job Data (New Hire JED) must be completed first.

The following form fields and values pertain for the Spring Semester:

Semester = 20 Spring
Payment based on hours worked? For Teaching, No.
Speedtype (mimics the legacy "Account Code")

Can be looked up with the magnifying glass icon. Frequently it is the same as the "Purpose Code", which can be translated from legacy account codes by way of a "Crosswalk" utility online. Crosswalk instructions are also available online.

Earnings Code: Depends on both the Employee category and whether the contracted activity is teaching or administrative. It is also related to the Account specification.

Employee Duties Earn-Code Account
(mimics legacy object code)
Regular Faculty Teaching SCR 121400
Regular Faculty Administrative SCR 120400
Professional Staff Teaching SCR 121400
Professional Staff Administrative SCR 120400
Adjunct Faculty Teaching OCY 121500
Graduate Students Teaching STN 126900

Begin/End Dates: Both the Payment and Contract dates are normally the first and last day of the Spring Session. Begin: 02/10/2020 - End: 05/28/2020 (must be formatted as "mm/dd/ccyy").

Rank for Adjunct Faculty

Off-campus faculty are normally compensated at a rate based on degree level (Masters = Instructor rate, PhD = Assistant Professor rate). Any exceptions to this guideline should be justified in the "Reason for Payment..." or "Comments" section. Justification should include: the name of the institution where the individual is normally employed, their rank/position at that institution, and any other reason for requesting payment in excess of the Instructor rate. All exceptions to the standard rate require approval by the Dean.

Exempt Staff Eligibility

Supervisors of exempt staff being paid for Fall Semester teaching must approve supplemental payments on the basis that this work is outside the individual's normal commitment to the University and will not conflict with his/her regular duties.

Please contact Payroll (831-8677) with any additional questions about the preparation and routing of S-Contracts and "Graduate Student Non-Contract Pay" forms.

Payment Policy & Pay Rates

On-contract, full-time faculty teaching overloads (including Continuing Education, Special Sessions, and other overload teaching) are paid 2.25% per credit hour of their base academic year salary within the bounds of the "Floor" and "Ceiling" rates in the table below. Provost approval is required for exceptions to standard rates for benefited employees (not retirees) and employees who report directly to the Provost.

Payments for full-time faculty on 12-month appointments and for 12-month exempt staff who hold a secondary faculty rank are paid based on their salary adjusted to a 9-month basis as follows:

(12-month "Annual Rate") x 9/11 = (Academic Year basis) then determine 2.25% per credit and apply the Floor and Ceiling boundaries below. All exempt staff without a secondary academic rank will be paid at the floor rate for the rank for which they are qualified. Provost approval is required for exceptions to standard rates for benefited employees (not retirees) and employees who report directly to the Provost.

Example: ($70,000 12-month-base) x 9/11 = ($57,273 as 9-month-base)... x 2.25% = $1288.64 per credit.

Off-campus faculty are paid at the floor rate. Normally, their level is based on degree level (Masters = Instructor rate, PhD = Assistant Professor rate). If off-campus faculty hold a higher rank at another institution, or are otherwise particularly qualified for payment at a rank above Instructor, the academic department should contact the unit sponsoring the S-contract (Dean's office, Continuing Studies, or Special Sessions). All exceptions to the standard rate for Exempt Staff and Off-Campus Faculty require approval by the Dean.

(Applies to Overload, Continuing Studies and Special Sessions)**
Effective September 1, 2019  
1 cr 2 cr 3 cr 4 cr*** 1 cr 2 cr 3 cr 4 cr***
Full Professor 2621 5242 7863 10484 3699 7398 11097 14796
Associate Professor 2252 4504 6756 9008 2572 5144 7716 10288
Assistant Professor 1980 3960 5940 7920 2175 4350 6525 8700
Senior Instructor =Ceiling 1915 3830 5745 7660
Associate Instructor =Ceiling 1825 3650 5475 7300
Instructor =Ceiling 1753 3506 5259 7012
Grad Student with Masters =Ceiling 1676 3352 5028 6704
Grad Student w/o Masters =Ceiling 1550 3100 4650 6200
Lab Teaching 2318  


* Rate applies to regular or part-time faculty teaching at his/her regular campus location or workplace or location within 50 miles round trip between instructor residence and course location. Add $100 if instructor travels 51-100 miles round trip between instructor residence and course location; add $200 if instructor travels more than 100 miles between residence and course location. Incremental payment for instruction at distance locations is based on extra commuting time incurred for such instruction.

** Any additional reimbursement for travel must be arranged in advance through the unit funding the overload.

*** Applies only if one instructor is teaching both lecture and laboratory of a 4-credit course. If laboratory is taught by different instructor, the lecturer receives the 3-credit course rate and the laboratory instructor the 1-credit rate.

**** Ceilings will be recomputed based upon actual average salaries by rank (excluding instructors) no later than January 20 of each respective year.

Compensation Limits

Spanning the period from September 1 through May 31 faculty members on academic year contracts may receive additional compensation beyond the terms of their basic appointments not to exceed the dollar value of three 4-credit courses plus $360 for Independent Study.

UD Online Payment Rates

Thresholds for full s-contract pay for online overload sections:

College Undergrad Grad
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources   15 10
College of Arts and Sciences   25 15
Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Threshold for 1 S-contract 25 25
Threshold for 2 S-contract 55 55
Threshold for 3 S-contract 100 100
Threshold for 4 S-contract 145 145
College of Engineering   25 15
College of Health Sciences   15 10
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment   15 10
College of Education and Human Development Threshold for 1 S-contract 25 25
Threshold for 2 S-contract 55 55
Threshold for 3 S-contract 100 100
Threshold for 4 S-contract 145 145

Effective Winter 2014:
Online instruction is a recognized category of instruction and may be assigned as faculty
workload in conformity with Article 11.3 of the CBA. When online instruction is conducted as an overload, instruction shall be compensated based on S-contract rates on the condition that a threshold enrollment specified by the appropriate dean is reached. Overload courses may, at the discretion of the dean, be compensated with fractional S-contracts should enrollment be below the specified threshold. The fraction of the S-contract amount will be the actual enrollment as a fraction of threshold – e.g., enrollment of 12 when the threshold is 20, would lead to 60% of an S-contract. Colleges will provide the specific thresholds for enrollment annually, and at least six months in advance of the start of the course.

Cancellation and Prorating in Undersubscribed Courses

To receive full compensation for a course, an instructor must have a minimum of ten students registered for an undergraduate course or six students in a graduate-level course. Courses with less than the minimum enrollment may be offered with the understanding that the faculty member's contract will be prorated accordingly (i.e.: by 1/10 of full salary for each student below 10 in an undergraduate course; by 1/6 of full salary for each student below 6 in a graduate course).

Faculty and Chairs will be able to track course enrollments throughout the registration period. It may be necessary to wait until late in the registration process to determine final salary amounts. In fairness to both students and faculty, decisions about canceling should be made as early as possible.

Team Teaching

When more than one faculty member shares instructional responsibility for a course, each will receive a portion of his/her full salary according to their share of the course responsibilities. For example, if three instructors equally share in a three credit course, each would receive one-third of his/her salary at the appropriate rank, or a salary equal to one credit. When S-contracts are prepared for team-teaching situations, the number of credits' pay attributed to each instructor should be noted in the "Reason for Payment" section, and those credits should sum to the registration credits of the class, unless a specific exception has been granted in advance.

Employee/Dependent Fee Waivers

The utilization of a fee waiver in any course is subject to the provision that it must not add appreciable costs to the University. If salary proration or course cancellation would be appreciably changed by including students on fee waivers, then the instructor should discuss salary concerns with the unit funding the course (Special Sessions, Center for Int'l. Studies, or Professional and Continuing Studies).

Last modified: February 12, 2019